East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
East Longmeadow is a city in Hampden County, United States situated in the Pioneer Valley region of Western Massachusetts. It has a population of 15,720 at the 2010 census. East Longmeadow is 5 miles southeast of downtown Springfield, 25 miles north of Hartford, 88 miles southwest of Boston, 142 miles north of New York City. East Longmeadow is part of the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, directly south of Springfield itself. East Longmeadow hosts an annual Fourth of July Parade, it is one of the largest Fourth of July parades in western Massachusetts. East Longmeadow High School serves as host to an annual Fourth of July fireworks display, traditionally held on July 3. East Longmeadow was first settled in 1720 and was incorporated in 1894, it was famous for the Redstone industry, a stone used for building several places, like Boston's most famous church. The railroad closed with the old depot used for storage. East Longmeadow and Longmeadow compete in an annual Thanksgiving Day football game that attracts a few thousand spectators.
The town is the home to the 2007 Western Massachusetts champions in Varsity High School Baseball, along with the Western Mass champions in Girls Indoor Track in 2010, 2011. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 13.0 square miles, of which 13.0 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water. East Longmeadow is bordered by Connecticut, to the south; as of the census of 2010, there were 16,187 people, 5,248 households, 3,988 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,087.1 people per square mile. There were 5,363 housing units at an average density of 413.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 97.52% White, 0.74% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population. There were 5,248 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.0% were non-families.
21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.10. In the town, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males. The median income for a household in the town was $62,680, the median income for a family was $70,571. Males had a median income of $51,062 versus $32,267 for females; the per capita income for the town was $27,659. About 2.1% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over. A point of interest in East Longmeadow is Heritage Park. Heritage Park has a body of water with swans and fish, as well as baseball fields, soccer field, play scape, a picnicking area.
Historic places in East Longmeadow include the numerous red and brown sandstone quarries that gave the town its industrial beginnings and from which the original Smithsonian Institution building in Washington was mined, the Elijah Burt House, The Seward Pease House and the First Congregational Church. Another point of interest is the area around the central rotary. Here, there are small shops, including many restaurants such as Koffee Tyme, DeNardo's, Fazio's, Romito & Sons, the Pizza Shoppe, Center Square Grill, Bentley's, The Beer Shop. An integral part of East Longmeadow are the many churches, such as St. Michael's, St. Paul's, St. Mark's, First Congregational, First Baptist, Cornerstone Church, East Longmeadow United Methodist, St. Luke's and many more. East Longmeadow was home to Milton Bradley Company for many years, still houses one of their largest facilities after Hasbro bought this corporation in 1984. In 2016 the Hasbro location was purchased by Cartamundi; until June 30, 2016 East Longmeadow had an annual open town meeting held on the third Monday in May presided over by a town moderator, responsible for appointing the town's Appropriations Committee.
The chief executive board in the town was the Board of Selectmen. It consisted of three popularly elected members. Besides this board which served the role of Fire and Police Commissioners, the Board of Health, the town had a series of independent Executive Boards; the Boards of Public Works, Library Trustees, Assessors, a School Committee and an independent yet elected Housing Authority Board. The town has numerous advisory boards under these various executive boards. Charter Review Commission: The East Longmeadow Charter Review Commission was elected in April 2015 to review the form of town government and to write a town charter for submission to the voters; this passed in April 2016. In June 2016, East Longmeadow elected a 7 Member Town Council. Current Town Councilors are listed below. In December 2016, the Town Council voted unanimously to offer Denise Menard the job of Town Manager, she is the 1st Town Manager in East Longmeadow history. With the adoption of the new charter, East Longmeadow became a statutory city under Massachusetts state law on July 1, 2016.
Elected by the voters is a 5-m
National Review is an American semi-monthly editorial magazine focusing on news and commentary pieces on political and cultural affairs. The magazine was founded by the author William F. Buckley Jr. in 1955. It is edited by Rich Lowry. Since its founding, the magazine has played a significant role in the development of conservatism in the United States, helping to define its boundaries and promoting fusionism while establishing itself as a leading voice on the American right; the online version, National Review Online, is edited by Charles C. W. Cooke and includes free content and articles separate from the print edition. Before National Review's founding in 1955, the American right was a unorganized collection of people who shared intertwining philosophies but had little opportunity for a united public voice, they wanted to marginalize what they saw as the antiwar, noninterventionistic views of the Old Right. In 1953 moderate Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, many major magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post and Reader's Digest were conservative and anticommunist, as were many newspapers including the Chicago Tribune and St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
A few small-circulation conservative magazines, such as Human Events and The Freeman, preceded National Review in developing Cold War Conservatism in the 1950s. In 1953, Russell Kirk published The Conservative Mind, which sought to trace an intellectual bloodline from Edmund Burke to the Old Right in the early 1950s; this challenged the popular notion that no coherent conservative tradition existed in the United States. A young William F. Buckley Jr. was influenced by Kirk's concepts. Buckley, from a wealthy oil family, first was turned down, he met Willi Schlamm, the experienced editor of The Freeman. The statement of intentions read: Middle-of-the-Road, qua Middle of the Road, is politically and morally repugnant. We shall recommend policies for the simple reason; the New Deal revolution, for instance, could hardly have happened save for the cumulative impact of The Nation and The New Republic, a few other publications, on several American college generations during the twenties and thirties.
On November 19, 1955, Buckley’s magazine began to take shape. Buckley assembled an eclectic group of writers: traditionalists, Catholic intellectuals, libertarians and ex-Communists; the group included: Russell Kirk, James Burnham, Frank Meyer, Willmoore Kendall, Catholics L. Brent Bozell and Garry Wills; the former Time editor Whittaker Chambers, a Communist spy in the 1930s became a senior editor. In the magazine’s founding statement Buckley wrote: Let’s Face it: Unlike Vienna, it seems altogether possible that did National Review not exist, no one would have invented it; the launching of a conservative weekly journal of opinion in a country assumed to be a bastion of conservatism at first glance looks like a work of supererogation, rather like publishing a royalist weekly within the walls of Buckingham Palace. It is not that of course; as editors and contributors, Buckley sought out intellectuals who were ex-Communists or had once worked on the far Left, including Whittaker Chambers, William Schlamm, John Dos Passos, Frank Meyer and James Burnham.
When James Burnham became one of the original senior editors, he urged the adoption of a more pragmatic editorial position that would extend the influence of the magazine toward the political center. Smant finds that Burnham overcame sometimes heated opposition from other members of the editorial board, had a significant effect on both the editorial policy of the magazine and on the thinking of Buckley himself. National Review aimed to make conservative ideas respectable, in an age when the dominant view of conservative thought was expressed by Lionel Trilling in 1950: In the United States at this time liberalism is not only the dominant but the sole intellectual tradition. For it is the plain fact that nowadays there are no conservative or reactionary ideas in general circulation... the conservative impulse and the reactionary impulse do not... express themselves in ideas but only... in irritable mental gestures which seek to resemble ideas. William Buckley Jr. on the purpose of National Review: stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it… it is out of place because, in its maturity, literate America rejected conservatism in favor of radical social experimentation…since ideas rule the world, the ideologues, having won over the intellectual class walked in and started to…run just about everything.
There never was an age of conformity quite like this one, or a camaraderie quite like the Liberals’. National Review promoted Barry Goldwater during the early 1960s. Buckley and others involved with the magazine took a major role in the "Draft Goldwater" movement in 1960 and the 1964 presidential campaign. National Review spread his vision of conservatism throughout the country; the early
A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though novelists write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction. Some novelists are professional novelists, thus make a living writing novels and other fiction, while others aspire to support themselves in this way or write as an avocation. Most novelists struggle to get their debut novel published, but once published they continue to be published, although few become literary celebrities, thus gaining prestige or a considerable income from their work. Novelists come from a variety of backgrounds and social classes, this shapes the content of their works. Public reception of a novelist's work, the literary criticism commenting on it, the novelists' incorporation of their own experiences into works and characters can lead to the author's personal life and identity being associated with a novel's fictional content. For this reason, the environment within which a novelist works and the reception of their novels by both the public and publishers can be influenced by their demographics or identity.
Some novelists have creative identities derived from their focus on different genres of fiction, such as crime, romance or historical novels. While many novelists compose fiction to satisfy personal desires and commentators ascribe a particular social responsibility or role to novel writers. Many authors use such moral imperatives to justify different approaches to novel writing, including activism or different approaches to representing reality "truthfully". Novelist is a term derivative from the term "novel" describing the "writer of novels"; the Oxford English Dictionary recognizes other definitions of novelist, first appearing in the 16th and 17th centuries to refer to either "An innovator. However, the OED attributes the primary contemporary meaning of "a writer of novels" as first appearing in the 1633 book "East-India Colation" by C. Farewell citing the passage "It beeing a pleasant observation to note the order of their Coaches and Carriages.. As if it had bin the spoyles of a Tryumph leading Captive, or a preparation to some sad Execution" According to the Google Ngrams, the term novelist first appears in the Google Books database in 1521.
The difference between professional and amateur novelists is the author's ability to publish. Many people take up novel writing as a hobby, but the difficulties of completing large scale fictional works of quality prevent the completion of novels. Once authors have completed a novel, they will try to get it published; the publishing industry requires novels to have accessible profitable markets, thus many novelists will self-publish to circumvent the editorial control of publishers. Self-publishing has long been an option for writers, with vanity presses printing bound books for a fee paid by the writer. In these settings, unlike the more traditional publishing industry, activities reserved for a publishing house, like the distribution and promotion of the book, become the author's responsibility; the rise of the Internet and electronic books has made self publishing far less expensive and a realistic way for authors to realize income. Novelists apply a number of different methods to writing their novels, relying on a variety of approaches to inspire creativity.
Some communities encourage amateurs to practice writing novels to develop these unique practices, that vary from author to author. For example, the internet-based group, National Novel Writing Month, encourages people to write 50,000-word novels in the month of November, to give novelists practice completing such works. In the 2010 event, over 200,000 people took part – writing a total of over 2.8 billion words. Novelists don't publish their first novels until in life. However, many novelists begin writing at a young age. For example, Iain Banks began writing at eleven, at sixteen completed his first novel, "The Hungarian Lift-Jet", about international arms dealers, "in pencil in a larger-than-foolscap log book". However, he was thirty before he published his first novel, the controversial The Wasp Factory in 1984; the success of this novel enabled Banks to become a full-time novelist. An important writers' juvenilia if not published, is prized by scholars because it provides insight into an author's biography and approach to writing.
Novelists publish as early as their teens. For example, Patrick O'Brian published his first novel, Caesar: The Life Story of a Panda-Leopard, at the age of 15, which brought him considerable critical attention. Barbara Newhall Follett's The House Without Windows, was accepted and published in 1927 when she was 13 by the Knopf publishing house and earned critical acclaim from the New York Times, the Saturday Review, H. L. Mencken; these works will achieve popular success as well. For example, though Christopher Paolini's Eragon, was not a great critical success, but its popularity among readers placed it on the New York Times Children's Books Best Seller list for 121 weeks. First-time novelists of any age find themselves unable to get works published, because of a number of reasons reflecting the inexperience of the author and the economic realities of publishers. Authors mus
The New Criterion
The New Criterion is a New York-based monthly literary magazine and journal of artistic and cultural criticism, edited by Roger Kimball and James Panero. It has sections for criticism of poetry, art, the media, books, it was founded in 1982 by Hilton Kramer, former art critic for The New York Times, Samuel Lipman, a pianist and music critic. The name is a reference to The Criterion, a British literary magazine edited by T. S. Eliot from 1922 to 1939; the magazine describes itself as a "monthly review of the arts and intellectual life in the forefront both of championing what is best and most humanely vital in our cultural inheritance and in exposing what is mendacious and spurious." It evinces an artistic classicism and political conservatism that are rare among other publications of its type. It publishes "special pamphlets", or compilations of published material organized into themes; some past examples have been Corrupt Humanitarianism. S. and Great Britain. Since 1999, The New Criterion has been running the New Criterion Poetry Prize, a poetry contest with a cash prize.
In 2004, The New Criterion contributors began publishing a blog, known as Dispatch. The New Criterion was founded in 1982 by The New York Times art critic Hilton Kramer, he cited his reasons for leaving the paper to start The New Criterion as "the disgusting and deleterious doctrines with which the most popular of our Reviews disgraces its pages", as well as "the dishonesties and hypocrisies and disfiguring ideologies that nowadays afflict the criticism of the arts, are rooted in both our commercial and our academic culture". "It is therefore all the more urgent", he went on to say, "that a dissenting critical voice be heard, it is for the purpose of providing such a voice that The New Criterion has been created."Kramer's decision to leave The New York Times, where he had been the newspaper's chief art critic, to start a magazine devoted to ideas and the arts "surprised a lot of people and was a statement in itself", according to Erich Eichmann. Contributors to the journal include Mark Steyn, as well as articles by Roger Scruton, David Pryce-Jones, Theodore Dalrymple, Jay Nordlinger.
In its first issue, dated September 1982, the magazine set out "to speak plainly and vigorously about the problems that beset the life of the artists and the life of the mind in our society" while resisting "a more general cultural drift" that had in many cases, "condemned true seriousness to a fugitive existence". According to the conservative publication The New York Sun, for a quarter of a century The New Criterion "has helped its readers distinguish achievement from failure in painting, dance, literature and other arts; the magazine, whose circulation is 6,500, has taken a leading role in the culture wars, publishing articles whose titles are an intellectual call to arms." Since the magazine's founding, many writers, academics and politicians - drawn from the conservative end of the political spectrum - have written for it. Contributors include: Hilton Kramer Fellowship Since its inauguration in 2013, The New Criterion’s reader-funded Hilton Kramer Fellowship has been awarded to promising writers with an interest in developing careers as critics.
Edmund Burke Annual Gala First awarded in 2012, The New Criterion’s Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society is given annually to individuals “who have made conspicuous contributions to the defense of civilization.”The publication hosts an annual gala honoring recipients of the award. Edmund Burke Award recipients include: Henry Kissinger, former U. S. Secretary of State Donald Kagan and classicist Ayaan Hirsi Ali and activist Charles Murray, political scientist Philippe de Montebello, former museum director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Victor Davis Hanson, military historian and classicist Counterpoints: 25 Years of The New Criterion on Culture and the Arts, edited by Roger Kimball and Hilton Kramer. ISBN 1-56663-706-6 ISBN 978-1566637060 Against the Grain: The New Criterion on Art and Intellect at the End of the 20th Century, edited by Hilton Kramer and Roger Kimball. ISBN 1-56663-069-X ISBN 978-1566630696 The New Criterion Reader: The First Five Years, edited by Hilton Kramer.
ISBN 0-02-917641-7 ISBN 978-0029176412 Lengthened Shadows: America and Its Institutions in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Roger Kimball and Hilton Kramer. ISBN 1-59403-054-5 ISBN 978-1594030543 The Survival of Culture: Permanent Values in a Virtual Age, edited by Hilton Kramer and Roger Kimball. ISBN 1-56663-466-0, ISBN 978-1-56663-466-3 The Betrayal of Liberalism: How the Disciples of Freedom and Equality Helped Foster the Illiberal Politics of Coercion and Control edited by Hilton Kramer and Roger Kimball. ISBN 1-56663-257-9, ISBN 978-1-56663-257-7 The Future of the European Past edited by Hilton Kramer and Roger Kimball. ISBN 1-56663-178-5, ISBN 978-1-56663-178-5 Since 2000 the magazine has been awarding its poetry prize to a poet for "a book-length manuscript of poems that pay close attention to form."The following poets have won the prize and all have been published by Ivan R. Dee of Chicago: 2018 Nicholas Friedman for Petty Theft 2017 Moira Egan for Synæsthesium 2016: John Foy for Night Vision.
New York Post
The New York Post is a daily newspaper in New York City. The Post operates the celebrity gossip site PageSix.com, the entertainment site Decider.com, co-produces the television show Page Six TV. The modern version of the paper is published in tabloid format. Established in 1801 by Federalist and Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, it became a respected broadsheet in the 19th century, under the name New York Evening Post. In 1976, Rupert Murdoch bought the Post for US$30.5 million. Since 1993, the Post has been owned by News Corporation and its successor, News Corp, which had owned it from 1976 to 1988, its editorial offices are located at 1211 Avenue of the Americas. Its distribution ranked 5th in the US in 2018; the New York Post, established on November 16, 1801, as the New-York Evening Post, describes itself as the nation's oldest continuously published daily newspaper. The Providence Journal, which began daily publication on July 21, 1829 bills itself as the nation's oldest continuously published daily newspaper because the New York Post halted publication during strikes in 1958 and 1978.
The Hartford Courant, believed to be the oldest continuously published newspaper, was founded in 1764 as a semi-weekly paper. The New Hampshire Gazette, which has trademarked its claim of being The Nation's Oldest Newspaper, was founded in 1756 as a weekly. Since the 1890s it has been published only on weekends; the Post was founded by Alexander Hamilton with about US$10,000 from a group of investors in the autumn of 1801 as the New-York Evening Post, a broadsheet. Hamilton's co-investors included other New York members of the Federalist Party, such as Robert Troup and Oliver Wolcott, who were dismayed by the election of Thomas Jefferson as U. S. President and the rise in popularity of the Democratic-Republican Party; the meeting at which Hamilton first recruited investors for the new paper took place in the then-country weekend villa, now Gracie Mansion. Hamilton chose William Coleman as his first editor; the most famous 19th-century Evening Post editor was the poet and abolitionist William Cullen Bryant.
So well respected was the Evening Post under Bryant's editorship, it received praise from the English philosopher John Stuart Mill, in 1864. In the summer of 1829, Bryant invited William Leggett, the Locofoco Democrat, to write for the paper. There, in addition to literary and drama reviews, Leggett began to write political editorials. Leggett's classical liberal philosophy entailed a fierce opposition to central banking, a support for voluntary labor unions, a dedication to laissez-faire economics, he was a member of the Equal Rights Party. Leggett became a co-owner and editor at the Post in 1831 working as sole editor of the newspaper while Bryant traveled in Europe in 1834 through 1835. Another co-owner of the paper was John Bigelow. Born in Malden-on-Hudson, New York, John Bigelow, Sr. graduated in 1835 from Union College, where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Society and the Philomathean Society, was admitted to the bar in 1838. From 1849 to 1861, he was one of the co-owners of the Evening Post.
In 1881 Henry Villard took control of the Evening Post, as well as The Nation, which became the Post's weekly edition. With this acquisition, the paper was managed by the triumvirate of Carl Schurz, Horace White, Edwin L. Godkin; when Schurz left the paper in 1883, Godkin became editor-in-chief. White became editor-in-chief in 1899, remained in that role until his retirement in 1903. In 1897, both publications passed to the management of Villard's son, Oswald Garrison Villard, a founding member of both the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the American Civil Liberties Union. Villard sold the paper in 1918, after widespread allegations of pro-German sympathies during World War I hurt its circulation; the new owner was Thomas Lamont, a senior partner in the Wall Street firm of J. P. Morgan & Co.. Unable to stem the paper's financial losses, he sold it to a consortium of 34 financial and reform political leaders, headed by Edwin Francis Gay, dean of the Harvard Business School, whose members included Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Conservative Cyrus H. K. Curtis—publisher of the Ladies Home Journal—purchased the Evening Post in 1924 and turned it into a non-sensational tabloid in 1933. In 1934, J. David Stern purchased the paper, changed its name to the New York Post, restored its broadsheet size and liberal perspective. In 1939, Dorothy Schiff purchased the paper, her husband, George Backer, was named publisher. Her second editor Ted Thackrey became co-publisher and co-editor with Schiff in 1942. Together, they recast the newspaper into its current tabloid format. In 1948 The Bronx Home News merged with it. In 1949, James Wechsler became editor of the paper, running both the editorial pages. In 1961, he turned over the news section to Paul Sann and remained as editorial-page editor until 1980. Under Schiff's tenure the Post was devoted to liberalism, supporting trade unions and social welfare, featured some of the most-popular columnists of the time, such as Joseph Cookman, Drew Pearson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Max Lerner, Murray Kempton, Pete Hamill, Eric Sevareid, in addition to theatre critic Richard Watts, Jr. and gossip columnist Earl Wilson.
In November 1976, it was announced that Rupert Murdoch had bought the Post from Schiff with the intention she would remain as a consultant for five years. It emerged that Murdoch bought the newspaper for US$30.5 million. The Post at this point was the only surviving afternoon daily in New York City and its circulation under Schiff had grown by two-thirds after the failure of the competing World Journal Tribu
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr
Jason Bradford Priestley is a Canadian actor and a director. He is best known as the virtuous Brandon Walsh on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 and for his role starring as Richard "Fitz" Fitzpatrick in the show Call Me Fitz. Jason Bradford Priestley was born on August 1969, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he is a graduate of Argyle Secondary School in North Vancouver. He has an older sister, actress Justine Priestley, two step-siblings and Kristi, he became a naturalized American citizen in 2007. Priestley first started his television career doing commercials for companies such as Fletcher's Meats and guest-starring as Bobby Conrad a.k.a. Roberto Coronado Jr. a mobster's grandson, in the early 1987 episode "A Piece of Cake" from the fourth and final season of the television series Airwolf, appeared in two episodes of 21 Jump Street in 1987–88 moved on to the 1989 short-lived sitcom Sister Kate, which starred Stephanie Beacham. He played one of the foster children under the care of Sister Kate, an English nun.
In 1990 Priestley was chosen as Brandon Walsh on the hit series Beverly Hills, 90210. The show garnered worldwide fame and popularity and made Priestley a teen idol, he was nominated for two Golden Globes for his work on the show, he directed 15 of the show's episodes. He remained on the show until 1998, when Brandon moved to Washington, D. C. Brandon was the last Walsh to leave the show. Priestley joined the cast of Tru Calling as Jack Harper during 2004 and 2005, he was a regular on the 2006 program Love Monkey. His television work includes the WB show What I Like About You and a February 2006 appearance on Without a Trace. Priestley has made several films, his most notable role being in 1997's Love and Death on Long Island, in which he played a teen idol struggling to be taken as an actor, he directed the 19th episode in the final season of 7th Heaven. He directed two episodes of The Secret Life of the American Teenager: "Slice of Life" and "Just Say No." They appeared on August 26, 2008, September 9, 2008, on ABC Family.
On July 15, 2007, he returned to series television as one of the lead males in Lifetime Television's comedy–drama Side Order of Life. Priestley made a guest appearance on NBC's My Name Is Earl in 2008, he played Earl's better-looking and more successful cousin. That year, Priestley directed five episodes of Secret Life. Priestley directed the episode when Tori Spelling returned to 90210. In 2009 Priestley co-produced all 12 episodes of the Web series The Lake on TheWB.com. In December 2009 along with Dougray Scott, Brian Cox, Eddie Izzard, Priestley was featured in The Day of the Triffids, written by Patrick Harbinson, whose credits include ER and Law & Order; the drama is based on The Day of the Triffids. Priestley directed his former co-star Luke Perry in the Hallmark Channel movie Goodnight for Justice, which aired in January 2011, he guest-starred as one half of a con artist couple alongside Jennifer Finnigan in a sixth-season episode of USA's Psych and appeared in the music video "Boys" by Britney Spears.
Priestley starred as the main character of the HBO Canada TV show Call Me Fitz from 2010 to 2013. It ended after its fourth season in December 2013. In August 2011 Priestley joined the cast of sci-fi television show Haven, in a recurring role during its second season and made two appearances in the final season, he directed two episodes. Priestley's feature film directorial debut was the independent road trip comedy Cas & Dylan, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany. In April 2013 Priestley appeared in Canadian Stage's production of Race, a David Mamet play, in Toronto at the Bluma Appel Theater. In 2015, Priestley starred alongside Gael Garcia Bernal in Zoom, a comedy directed by Pedro Morelli that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. In May 2016 Priestley began starring in the Global TV Network comedy–drama series Private Eyes, in the role of Matt Shade, a former hockey player turned private detective. In August 2016, Priestley was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.
In 1998, Priestley crashed his Porsche car into a telephone pole in Hollywood Hills and was arrested for driving while under the influence. His driver's license was suspended for a year, he was ordered to complete an alcohol-management program. On May 14, 2005, Priestley married make-up artist Naomi Lowde. On July 2, 2007, the couple had Ava Veronica. On April 13, 2009, Priestley announced that he and his wife were expecting their second child, a son, born in July 2009. On July 9, 2007, he revealed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien that he had become an American citizen several weeks earlier. Priestley's sister, Justine, is an actor and appeared in a couple of episodes of the 90210 spin-off Melrose Place, in 1996. In 2013, the restaurant chain Tim Hortons created a new doughnut in Priestley's honor, called The Priestley, it was not rolled out on a nationwide scale, however. On May 6, 2014, HarperOne published Jason Priestley: A Memoir. Priestley's hobbies include race-car driving, he rallied a Toyota Celica All-Trac ST185 in the SCCA Pro Rally Series during the early to mid-1990s.
He has provided commentary and interviews of racers for ABC's TV coverage of IndyCar racing. Priestley transitioned toward circuit racing in 1996. Over the following two seasons, he drove Ford Mustangs in IMSA GTS, USRRC GT1, Motorola Cup competition with Multimatic Motorsports. In 1999 he participated in the first Gumball 3000 rally, driving a Lotus Esprit V-8. On August 11, 2002, he was injured du